danger librarian

one intrepid teacher librarian's look at information literacy today

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Welcome!  My name is Margaret, and I’m a teacher librarian (or at least, that’s what I prefer to be called; people call us school librarians or school library media specialists, too, though) in a middle school in Anne Arundel County, MD.  I am privileged to work for an International Baccalaureate school, and I’m very committed to the IB’s global philosophy, which, along with the AASL’s Standards for 21st Century Learners, guides my practice.  We live in a world where the nature of the job, and the information we work with, is changing fast.  We’re seeing sweeping changes in the ways information is created, changed, updated, and accessed, and librarians are at the forefront of efforts to understand these changes.  Working in a school, my goal is to help my students and staff think critically about the information they encounter, and to advocate for ethical and responsible use of information.  But I’m also interested, personally, in the way information drives our world; the ways it brings us together or divides us, as individuals and as societies; and the ways we use stories to explain and inform our lives.